Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
, president obama and mitt romney are campaigning today in the break -- battleground state of virginia. >> thank you! thank you! >> the president attended a midday rally in virginia beach. it's a generally republican area that's home to many families, retirees and civilian workers. virginia went from mr. obama in 2008 and he leads in the polls there now. today, the president -- today, the president talked about opportunities for everybody. >> we don't believe anybody is entitled. we don't believe the government should not help folks who are not helping themselves but we believe in -- in country and we believe in a country where hard work pays off. >>> romney talked about national security in springfield, virginia. he said the world is a dangerous place and president obama is not doing enough to protect the american people. >> i'm concerned about the direction america is headed. the white house proposed a sequestration, kind of a gun to your head opportunity which is if congress couldn't get the job done and president couldn't lead them, they would make devastating cuts to the military.